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Unformatted text preview: - - HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL - - Test Assessment Program Report MCAT January 2008 Test Date: Friday, January 25, 2008 General Overview This exam confirms the features we have come to see as standard for the MCAT CBT. In general, checking in to the center was reported as smooth and all the rules are expected to be followed (nothing in test area except I.D., can access belongings for food but not notes, signing in/signing out, scratch paper, etc.). . All sections contained seven passages with a range of 5-7 questions per passage. More details on the individual sections follow. Overall the test was reported to be about as difficult as the AAMC Practice Tests 8, 9, and 10. General Test Experience and Overall Test Features With the exception of the tutorial, these have not changed from the 2007 tests. Check-in is as expected and takes anywhere from 5-30 minutes. ID check and fingerprint scanning is done each time an examinee exits or enters the testing room, and returning a little bit late from the break has no consequences; the test does notrestart without the examinee present. The tutorial time has been increased to 10 minutes which makes it easier to work through all of the tools and instructions. A packet of colored scratch paper (4 pages) and 2 sharpened pencils are handed out at the start of the test and collected at the end of the test. The scratch paper is immediately MCAT T.A.P. Report January 2008 2shredded. The amount of scratch paper seems sufficient for the entire exam, although more can be requested if needed. Noise reduction headphones were available at all cubicles. The layout of the passages, questions, and buttons has also not changed from the earlier tests. As expected, the passages are on the left and the questions for that passage were grouped together on the right, and they can be scrolled independently. At the bottom of the screen, the left corner states Passage ___ of ___. Also along the bottom are the timer, the Previous and Next buttons, a Mark button, and the Review button. Previous and Next buttons, a Mark button, and the Review button....
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2010 for the course CBN 356 taught by Professor Merill during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.
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